This summer the heat is on, especially in Dallas as our girl-on-the-go Cynthia Smoot recommends the best fashion, cuisine and events in the city


America was introduced to the feisty Tori Gonzales on the 2013 Bravo television reality show, Courtney Loves Dallas. She played Courtney Kerr’s ride or die bestie who preferred country music and beer to stilettos and fashion shows. Gonzales used the exposure to launch a jewelry line, All The Wire, with her sister, Desiree, and the company specializes in affordable pieces that allow customers to “stamp their story” and personalize their selections with names, dates or words of inspiration. The recently launched a line of stitched bandanas, and upcoming make-up bags, Marfa-inspired pieces (mixed metals of gold and silver), and a denim collaboration are sure to be a success. For more information, and


Located steps from the downtown Dallas Convention Center, Biergarten is the not only the perfect place to relax, roll up their sleeves and do business, but also a great destination for Dallas residents and professionals. The stylish German bar and restaurant outside the Omni Dallas Hotel features a wrap-around patio facing Dallas’ thriving downtown. An authentic German atmosphere greets every guest, and the menu beckons with such signature fare as pastrami, baked pretzels, bratwurst and knockwurst. The ivy-covered outside patio beckons with a warm, casual setting. For more information, visit


Emmitt Smith’s love of sports isn’t limited to football. The former Dallas Cowboys running back turned his love of golf into the annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational which raised $1.2 million dollars this past May. Now, Smith is focused on creating a new fundraising event and the cycling enthusiast will debut the Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo to be held in Frisco on September 17. The multi-course cycling event will include a timed race with a cash purse for the professional rider as well as a route for the more casual cyclist. Attendees will enjoy a beer garden, live entertainment and an awards ceremony. Proceeds will benefit Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities which creates and funds unique educational experiences and enrichment opportunities for underserved children and youth. For more information, visit